If you’re like most of America, you’ve already seen Gal Gadot kick some major fuckboy ass in the past week in Wonder Woman.
If not you need to stop what you’re doing IMMEDIATELY and run, don’t walk, to the nearest theater.
At this point, we’re used to seeing actors (usually white handsome men named Chris) transform into super heroes on screen. But after further research, I’m *PRETTY* sure our gal Gal is actually a real-life superhero. Let’s look at the evidence, shall we?
First of all, a lot has been made of the fact that she was pregnant while filming certain scenes in Wonder Woman. Like, HOW impressive is that?!
I’m sure most actors are used to maybe having a burrito inside them while portraying a super hero for the big screen. Gal on the other hand? SHE HAD A FUCKING HUMAN BEING INSIDE HER.
But wait, there’s more! Can we talk about the fact that Gal wasn’t just acting when she was kicking all those dudes’ asses? She has ACTUAL military experience — how many of the white Chris’s can say that?
Yup, Gal served two years in the Israeli armed forces as a combat instructor — a role she earned after a three-month intensive boot camp.
And if that isn’t impressive enough, Gal received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, capoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training in order to portray Wonder Woman. GAL DID NOT COME TO PLAY. SHE CAME TO SLAY.
Just HOW prepared was she to kick some bad-guy ass? She gained 17 pounds of MUSCLE for the movie. I’m officially shook.
Her workouts were fucking INTENSE — six hours a day, for SIX months.
OK, so if you need even more evidence that Gal is a real-life superhero, can we talk about the fact that Gal has been juggling kicking ass with other impressive activities on the side for years?
Like, let’s talk about the fact that before pursuing a career in entertainment, Gal was enrolled in law school? SHE’S LITERALLY ALWAYS BEEN PURSUING JUSTICE.
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Gal was ALSO once Miss Israel, and then went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. After that she entered the Israeli military…and the rest is history.
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